Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Top Immigration Trends to Watch in 2022

As we near the beginning of 2022, there are several EOR and immigration developments to be aware of. Here are my top five things to watch for in the next four weeks—along with three tips for continued success, despite ongoing uncertainties for some expat workers. Backlog of Cases Last week and this week, various immigration […]

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Best Practices, Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

Compliance Updates: New Zealand, Saudi Arabia

New Zealand: Minimum Wage for Workers During Lockdown A court in New Zealand says workers who didn’t work during the country’s Level 4 lockdown should be paid minimum wage. The ruling specifies the country’s Minimum Wage Act 1983. Saudi Arabia: Direct Flights for Expats Resume Dec. 1 Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, Saudi Arabia will lift […]

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Best Practices, Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

Compliance Updates: Ireland, Cambodia, Spain, and Portugal

Ireland: According to the Irish Examiner, the majority of Irish taxpayers would support getting rid of the self-assessed tax system for the self-employed. Instead, they would rather have an easier PAYE process. In Ireland, the self-assessed pay and file deadline is this week, on Nov. 17.The proposed pay-as-you-go model would make it easier for the […]

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Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Candidates & Criminal Records: A Case-by-Case Basis Per Country

A criminal record can be detrimental within the hiring process. The implication of the offense varies by each country and based on each offense. U.S. Based on federal employment discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Center (EEOC), this is how criminal records should be handled for job applications within the U.S: Consistency: A […]

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Perspectives |  Risk & Compliance

Immigration Trends to Watch: Midway through 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely monitoring several immigration issues and potential changes to determine how immigration policies will evolve in the (hopefully) post-pandemic world. Here are some of my top predictions regarding immigration as we wait to see what changes will take place. Potential Increase in Protectionism With a multitude of countries […]

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Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Your Guide to Termination Laws by Country

Rules and regulations for terminating an employee vary by country. We’ve compiled a list of termination laws to help companies execute layoffs and firings with sensitivity and care. In general, each of the following countries has a list of recognized and accepted reasons for terminating an employee, and if the reason does not fall under […]

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Best Practices |  Risk & Compliance

Your Guide to Basic Background Checks and Employee Screening Services   

Selecting an employee screening provider can vary based on your location. For example, in the United States some states allow the use of marijuana as a recreational drug; while it is illegal in others. Factor in all the different local laws you might have when dealing with multiple locations globally, and it can further complicate […]

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Best Practices |  HR

Avoiding Imposter Unemployment Claims

Unemployment fraud is rising within the U.S. with $63 billion known dollars in improper unemployment claims made in 2020. A watchdog organization for the U.S. Department of Labor believes much of the fraud is coming from perpetrators, sometimes in other countries, who steal personal identity information on the dark web, and then flood state unemployment […]

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Newsroom |  Risk & Compliance

A Simple Guide to Brexit: What Do I Need to Know as an Employer?

After more negotiations, Brexit is now in effect. But what does this meanfor global employers who manage a diverse and distributed workforce? Here’s what you need to know. UK Nationals Working in the EU Dec, 31, 2020 was the final date for eligibility for the Withdrawal Agreement, allowing UK nationals to continue to live and work […]

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